Post # 1
Jewelers, I mean. They are like ring photographing geniuses.
I found my ring this morning on our jeweler’s website (I know it’s mine because it was custom) and it looks like this:
Well, when I take pictures, it looks like this (what’s up with my weird smooshy looking middle finger?):
Can I see some comparison shots so I don’t feel so bad? Let’s see your jeweler’s photo vs photos you’ve taken yourself!
Post # 3
Yeah I feel ya. I can’t ever seem to get a decent ring shot – flash makes it too shiney, no flash and you can’t see it and it’s blurry
Post # 5
To go off what @CanadianMermaid: said, use the macro setting on your camera (looks like a little flower) and adjust the contrast/brightness in post-editing.
ETA: Also, don’t use the flash. Photograph your ring in bright, natural light.
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Post # 7
Yep, and if you are using an iPhone camera, just tap on the ring and it will focus right on it! I have actually gotten some pretty decent shots on my phone that way.
Post # 8
Oooh! you have a Leon Mege? nice! (I lurk over on the Pricescope forums, and have seen a lot of his rings. He does amazing work – though apparently he’s a bit… tempermental.) Beautiful ring! Just gorgeous. And I love the double claw prongs.
Post # 9
You have a beautiful ring. I’m just guessing that they are using a professional camera and great lighting to take that photo.
Post # 10
@mak418: Thanks for the compliment! My fiance and I had a great experience with him. I only met with him once, but FI dealt with him a lot and had no complaints.
I should just use that picture in the “post your ring” threads, because it really is my actual ring and clearly his technology puts mine to shame. Haha
Post # 11
@Mrs. Fireworks: I am the queen of ridiculous flash. I’m going to give no flash a shot!
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat
Macro is your friend. And you have to have good lighting!